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Published:March 10th, 2011 10:20 EST
OMG: Higher Energy Prices?

OMG: Higher Energy Prices?

By SOP newswire2

Higher Energy Prices?
Help Put a Stop to the EPA`s Energy Tax

Two years ago, gasoline prices rapidly rose to more than $4 per gallon, causing financial hardship and spurring outrage from citizens across America. 

The situation led to calls " from taxpayers and politicians alike " for comprehensive solutions to improve America`s energy security.  When the gas costs subsided, however, the issue of energy security faded from the public and political spotlight.

Unfortunately, the issue has been thrust back into the spotlight because of the EPA`s efforts to issue a host of new regulations that would further drive up the price of energy for American consumers and job creators at a time when gas prices are already spiking and job creation remains weak.

That`s why we`re supporting the newly-introduced Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) " a bill to prevent the EPA`s onerous regulatory efforts.

Click here to email your members of Congress now and join us in supporting this common-sense bill.

As Congressman Whitfield (KY-01) said, Setting the course of our energy policy is the job of Congress, not a single federal agency acting without authority. "

The last thing our economy needs right now is more red tape and bureaucracy that will get in the way of American job creation.

What our country needs is a comprehensive energy security policy that protects our environment while allowing us to take advantage of our vast domestic energy resources to protect the American economy.

There is a real danger that the EPA`s regulatory efforts will lead to less energy and higher costs. That`s the wrong solution.

Email your members of Congress to support the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011.

Skyrocketing energy prices are something American employers " and workers " simply can`t afford.


Bill Miller
Senior Vice President and National Political Director
U.S. Chamber of Commerce